Care Provider Solutions

AFC Staff Hiring & Retention Success

How to Hire and Keep the Best AFC Staff

Save money by hiring the right people from the start

Learn a roadmap that draws employees to your company culture

Increase employee happiness and retain staff longer with proven strategies

About this course

This course is designed to teach your organization the hiring funnel of success. How to hire and retain the right staff to reduce overhead, create consistency of care and save money from high turnover rates. This course is currently offered as a Mentor Lead Course (online course coming soon). 

No-shows, call-offs, and bad attitudes increase your stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights. Maybe you already have good staff and want to learn the strategies used by successful AFCs to keep them long-term. Fortunately, there is a proven roadmap you can use to increase your success in finding, hiring, and retaining staff. These talent strategies were developed during the time of owning and operating multiple award-winning Best Employer and Provider of the Year AFC homes. 

Our simple hiring funnel of success adapted from earning the Great Place to Work Spotlight takes your hiring managers through the process of creating core values to draw the right candidates to your organization, identifying the ideal candidate to work at your organization, interviewing and onboarding processes, wage & labor considerations for live-in staff, employee file audit success strategies, and retention and communication skills.  This course was inspired and based on the best selling book How to Hire the Best by Dr Sabrina Starling.

You don’t have to figure out how to hire and keep the right staff on your own. Let us help stop the bleeding of money associated with hiring and losing staff. Learn the processes to defy the odds of that maddening treadmill and instead, find and keep talented and loyal staff at your Adult Foster Care Organization.

Stop the crazy cycle

The cycle of hiring and replacing staff over and over again which costs your organization thousands of dollars.

Implement efficient systems

Save wasted time and reduce frustration. Learn the process to find and keep the best staff at your organization.

Operate with confidence

Learn proven systems to decrease turnover and increase employee satisfaction so you can sleep better at night.

What you’ll learn

Being in business is tough

It doesn’t have to be this hard!

Whether you are experienced or new to owning an AFC, this course is for you if…

  • you want your organization to be a magnet for the best team players.
  • you struggle with retaining staff.
  • you want to improve productivity, save time and money.
  • you are tired of ghosting.
  • you are new to hiring and want to shorten your learning curve.
  • you value continuing education and improvement.
  • your current hiring strategy and retention processes aren’t working.

Meet your coach

Nadine Carlson-Adult Foster Care System Specialist Consultant

Nadine Carlson

Co-Founder and Consultant for Care Provider Solutions.

Running an AFC home and providing care can be overwhelming. Hiring and retaining staff is one of the most stressful components. I will teach you the talent strategies developed as an owner of multiple AFC award-winning Best Employer and Provider of the Year homes. In addition, you will learn the principles awarded by the Great Place to Work Spotlight to help you succeed in hiring and keeping the best staff.

Many homes in the AFC industry are closing because of a lack of staff. I look forward to teaching your organization the insights and talent strategies to find and keep the best staff so you can focus on enriching and enhancing your life, your staff lives and the lives of the residents in your homes.

Invest in your success

How to Hire and Keep the Best Direct Care Staff

Coach Led


*Plus travel fees, if applicable


Coming Soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answer to your question below, reach out to us and we’ll happily help you find the answer!

Care Provider Solutions courses are for any AFC Owner, Human Resource Manager, AFC Director of Operations, House Facility Manager or Administrator operating one or more adult foster care facilities.

Have you ever said, “I have too many things to work on, I don’t have time to work on this”?

  • Let us train a manager for you! Give yourself more time to work on other things or….gasp….retire someday!
  • Maybe you are responsible for both hiring, retaining, and providing care. You are a rock star! Let us fine tune your skills to find more dedicated employees.
  • Maybe you are new to the industry and have never run a AFC Licensed Home. Our course will set you up for more dedicated employees with less turnover and better talent attraction.

If you value learning and continuous improvement for both you and your staff, this course will teach and reinforce talent acquisition strategies.

If you’re like most adult foster care home owners, you are doing your best and feeling the strain surrounding talent, attraction and recognition. Maybe you have accepted this struggle as the new normal.

The “big dream” feels more like a big burden that keeps you up at night.

This course can help your organization modify your current talent strategy. Defy the odds in finding and keeping staff so you can:

  • Have more dedicated employees.
  • Continue to make a difference in people’s lives.
  • Less turnover and absenteeism.
  • Better talent attraction.

More time to focus on on the other responsibilities of the home instead of just “laboring” all the time?

Whether you are new to the adult foster care industry or are an experienced owner/operator, we can help. We know the frustration of not having enough time in a day to get everything done.

Your time is short and precious. Let us shorten the learning curve so you experience more dedicated employees with less turnover, and less absenteeism. For experienced owners/operators, let us save a valuable resource, money, to improve your talent attraction.

We provide on-site training at no additional cost for locations within 60 miles of Grand Rapids, MI. Very often we will gather around the kitchen table or a staff office at your AFC Home. If you prefer, some AFC owners have chosen to reserve a room at a local library to train all staff at the same time.

If you’re more than 60 miles away from Grand Rapids, MI, transportation fees will be added. If transportation fees concern you, no worries, we can provide live virtual mentor led training for your team. Your course materials will be sent ahead of time.


Hear how Care Provider Solutions training impacted partnered residential assisted living homes, relieving their stress.

Get free resources

At Care Provider Solutions we’re here to help you succeed!

These downloadable free resources are a great place to start if you haven’t taken the “How to Hire and Retain the Best Direct Care Staff” Mentor Led Course yet.

Invest in your success

The time is now to benefit from “How to Make Money and A Profit at Your AFC”.

Looking for more?

Care Provider Solutions offers a variety of courses tailored to the most common pain points of new and experienced AFC owners. Check out these additional courses to help you succeed.